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County seeking applicants for landmarks panel

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm with No Comments »
April 4, 2012 12:08 pm

Pierce County is seeking applicants for vacancies on the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission.

The panel members’ duties include making recommendations to the county executive and the Pierce County Council on historic preservation, including nominations to historic registers and applications for historic road names.

Pierce County residents who are practicing professionals in the fields of archival science, information technology, library science or history with special knowledge or interest in historic documents are encouraged to apply.

County Executive Pat McCarthy will nominate commissioners, who are then subject to County Council confirmation.

Applications and other information are available at: www.piercecountywa.org/historic preservation, by emailing cwillia@co.pierce.wa.us, by calling 253-798-3683 or at Pierce County Planning and Land Services, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma.

Here’s the news release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2012

Volunteers sought for historic preservation panel

Pierce County invites qualified individuals to apply for vacancies on the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission.

The commissioners make recommendations to the County Executive and County Council on historic preservation-related matters, including nominations to historic registers and applications for historic road names. The commission also conducts design reviews, reviews special tax valuation applications on rehabilitation of historic properties, and administers special projects funded by the Historic Document Fund such as grant programs and historic surveys.

The commission is comprised of 11 members, representing each of the seven County Council districts and four at-large positions from specific fields of expertise.

Pierce County residents who are practicing professionals in the fields of archival science, information technology, library science, or history with special knowledge or interest in historic documents are strongly encouraged to apply. Vacancies exist in Council Districts 3 and 7, and in three at-large positions (historian, architect and archivist). The County Executive will nominate commissioners, subject to County Council confirmation.

Applications and other information are available from the following sources:

Online: www.piercecountywa.org/historicpreservation

Email: cwillia@co.pierce.wa.us

Phone: 253-798-3683

In person: Pierce County Planning and Land Services, 2401 S. 35th St, Tacoma

Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pierce County Annex. Project-related community workshops or informational meetings may be held in various locations in Pierce County.

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